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This Week 5th - 11th September
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This Week 5th - 11th September

5 September 2016 Stephanie Brandhuber

2016 has been a year of anniversaries – 400 years since Shakespeare died, 350 years since the Great Fire of London, 40 years since the start of the Punk movement. But did you know this year is also the 50th anniversary of the first aired episode of Star Trek? And that it has been 50 years since Yamaha first started making guitars? If celebrating Shakespeare’s a bit too mainstream for you or if you find praising Punk a bit passé, check out our selection of fun events going on this week in London that are sure to pique your interest.

Redchurch Brewery BBQ
 
Redchurch Brewery are celebrating the opening of their brand new Harlow site by taking over the whole of Poysner Street and throwing a huge street party on September 10th. Attendees will get to enjoy an evening of great beer, delicious BBQ from Prairie Fire BBQ, and relaxed summertime vibes. Join the Redchurch team from 12pm to raise a glass to their new brewery and (fingers crossed) soak up the remaining summer sunshine.


 
Redchurch Brewery’s street party will be held on Poysner Street, London E2 9RF on the 10th September from 12pm onwards.

 
Star Trek Anniversary at the Royal Observatory Greenwich
 
In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first aired episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, the Royal Observatory Greenwich will be screening Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), starring William Shatner and the late, loved Leonard Nimoy. The screening will take place in their planetarium as part of their sci-fi series, and following the screening there will be a talk from one of the Observatory’s astronomers who will discuss the real science behind Star Trek. If you want to live long and prosper, make it so by boldly going to this fantastic, one-off event.


Image Credit: NASA
 
The Screening of Star Trek: The Motion Picture will take place in the Peter Harrison Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ from 6pm-9pm. £8 for adults, £7 concessions, £6 for children or guardians. Suitable for 11 years and up. Book tickets online.

 
Sleepless at Shoreditch Town Hall
 
This fascinating UK-German theatrical co-production revolves around a rare disease called Fatal Familial Insomnia. This genetically inherited disease only affects around 100 people in the world and is usually passed on from parent to child, as the disease only manifests itself in the parents when they hit middle age. The disease kills those who have it after only a few months by depriving them of REM sleep. Even more tragic is the fact that the children then have to grow up having seen the disease’s effects and knowing that there’s a 50/50 chance that they too will suffer the same fate. Sleepless, directed by Hannah Barker, explores this horrifying disease by focusing on the true story of one family’s struggle to cope with this destructive illness.
 
Sleepless will be running from the 1st – 14th September 2016 at Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT. 7:30pm, tickets are £15 and can be booked online.
 

Yamaha Music London
 
Yamaha Music is celebrating 50 years of making world-class guitars by commissioning guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione to perform live on the 10th September at Yamaha Music London. Finding inspiration in the versatility and creative possibilities of the Yamaha acoustic range of guitars, Forcione draws upon the rich harmonies and rhythmic energies of Spanish, African, Brazilian and Cuban music. Forcione concentrates on the individual character and voice of each of the guitars that he uses, and this free, live performance is sure to be a brilliant and scintillating evening of entertainment.


 
Antonio Forcione will be playing at 6:30pm at Yamaha Music London, 152-160 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8YA. Tickets are free of charge and you can book them online.
 
Cabaret Whore presents La Poule Plombée

For one night only, come and enjoy the Award-winning 2016 Edinburgh hit show La Poule Plombée. Fresh from winning The Stage award for excellence and a string of five star reviews, the creators of Cabaret Whore are presenting their new, darkly comic cabaret show at Southbank’s Wonderground. La Poule is a troubled singer, tortured by jealousy and unrequited love. This hour-long show mixes original songs with tales of obsession and loss, accompanied by stunning vocals and beautiful music.


 
La Poule Plombée will show at London Wonderground at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road Coach Park, London SE1 8XX on the 6th September 2016, at 9:30pm. Suitable for ages 12 and up, tickets can be booked online.

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